RSVP seeks instructors for AARP's driver safety courses

SUNY Oswego’s RSVP is seeking to recruit AARP Driver Safety Course instructors, and will offer three choices of time and place for their required six-hour training.

RSVP of Oswego County works with the AARP to recruit and support volunteer instructors for the safety course. The AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, provides certification for class participants, monitors training and reimburses out-of-pocket expenses of the instructors.

Driving instructors discuss training.Candidates for instructor must have attended a driver safety course in the last year, and must complete one of the following training sessions:

* SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 7 and 8. To register, call trainer Rachel Brooks at 963-1069 (no calls after 8 p.m.).

* First United Methodist Church, Oswego: beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. To register, call AARP’s district coordinator, Gordon Schipper, at 963-3093.

* Palermo Town Hall: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 11 and 12. To register, call Brooks.

For more information about becoming a driver safety course instructor, contact Schipper.

RSVP offers many different opportunities for people in, near or considering retirement. For more information or to subscribe to the organization’s free bimonthly newsletter, Mature Living, call the office at 312-2317 or email

Part of a nationwide network of Senior Corps programs, RSVP is sponsored locally by SUNY Oswego and the United Way.

PHOTO CAPTION: Instructors wanted—Gordon Schipper, left, AARP’s district coordinator; Brenda Irving, RSVP Advisory Council member; and Charles Uttech, AARP trainer, discuss the recruitment of instructors for the AARP Driver Safety Course. There are three choices of six-hour instructor training sessions scheduled.

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(Posted: Jul 19, 2012)

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